Another Lawsuit Filed Under the Data Quality Act

The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a lawsuit Dec. 9 against the Army Corp of Engineers alleging the Corp released a status report that violates the Data Quality Act. The Corp failed to respond to a request for correction under the Department of Defense’s data quality guidelines filed by PEER on Aug. 20.

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Organization Submits Second Data Quality Challenge on Antibiotics for Poultry

The Animal Health Institute (AHI) filed a data quality petition January 22, 2003 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) challenging a risk assessment of the human health impacts from fluoroquinolone resistant bacteria (Camplylobacter).

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Trade Organization Challenges Information Relating to Antibiotic Use in Poultry

A data quality petition filed December 6, 2002 by the Animal Health Institute (AHI) challenged information the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) disseminates regarding fluoroquinolones.

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Data Quality Petition Challenges CDC Weblink

A contractor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) submitted a data quality petition to the CDC Jan. 8 challenging a web link CDC provides on its website

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World Health Organization Report Faces Data Quality Challenge

The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) filed a request for correction Sept. 8 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the agencies' data quality guidelines. The petition challenges the World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Report 916 called Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases. USDA and HHS plan to base part of their 2005 Dietary Guidelines on the report.

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CRE Challenges Toxic Listing Under TRI

The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) submitted its second request for correction to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the agency’s data quality guidelines. The challenge appeared to be filed by CRE on behalf of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) who’s Phthalate Esters Panel nominally co-sponsored this request. This Oct. 16 petition challenges the objectivity and utility of the “Technical Review of Diisononyl Phthalate” and a rulemaking proposal that relies on the review.

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Data Quality Challenge Filed Against OSTP on Global Warming Info

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a data quality petition Feb. 20 with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) that challenges global climate change information. The CEI petition seeks withdrawal of the National Assessment on Climate Change (NACC), which is the inter-agency technical document that underlies most of the federal government's recent statements about global climate change.

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EPA Air Quality Data Faces Information Quality Challenges

An individual affiliated with the Texas Academy of Science recently submitted two data quality petitions to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenging information regarding air quality.

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Multi-Agency Data Quality Challenge on Global Warming Includes EPA

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) submitted a data quality petition Feb. 10 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)challenging global climate change information. The CEI petition seeks withdrawal of the Climate Action Report 2002 (CAR) which relies on the National Assessment on Climate Change (NACC), the inter-agency technical document that underlies most of the federal government's recent statements about global climate change.

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NOAA Part of Multi-Agency Data Quality Challenge on Global Warming

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a data quality petition in February with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), challenging global climate change information. The CEI petition seeks withdrawal of the National Assessment on Climate Change (NACC), which is the inter-agency technical document that underlies most of the federal government's recent statements about global climate change.

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